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In our blog series, our Tracy veterinarians regularly share helpful tips and advice for keeping your pets healthy and happy.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Tracy. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread serious diseases and pose a dangerous health threat to people and pets throughout the West Valley. Our Tracy vets explain how these parasites thrive, including which symptoms to watch for, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and family.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick borne diseases in the world. Here, our  Tracy veterinarians explain more about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and available treatment options.

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

There are a number of common cat illnesses that can be serious or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our Tracy vets share insight on the signs and symptoms you should be aware of. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams for your pet at our animal hospital is the best way to keep your pet (and your family) safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Tracy vet an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Tracy vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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